Why the US is so desperate to normalize Saudi-zionist Relations

Ensuring Socio-economic Justice

Crescent International

Shawwal 26, 1445 2024-05-05

Daily News Analysis

by Crescent International

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Prior to the events of October 7 in Palestine, western and Israeli propaganda was in overdrive about the so-called normalization deal between the Saudi regime and Apartheid Israel.

While regional dynamics have changed drastically since October 7, normalization remains the primary public diplomacy game of the US and Israel.

The zionist regime is the only entity which has been running around literally begging for acceptance and recognition from regional states.

A week prior to the Palestinians springing a surprise on October 7, Crescent International had pointed out that normalisation will not materialize and provided its analysis on the issue.

There is no other country which has spent decades in public diplomacy begging others to recognize it and grant it legitimacy than Israel.

The zionist entity is fully aware that it has a serious legitimacy problem.

Thus, it resorts to gimmicks like claiming that God promised them this land, citing the Bible and using it as a real estate manual.

Yet people who spearheaded the zionist movement were totally secular.

That was the reason they were shunned by religious Jewish authorities.

The zionists are trying to acquire some form of legitimacy by signing so-called normalization deals with dictators and other regional potentates.

It should be remembered that even prior to the normalization schtick, Israel had maintained cooperative links with Saudi Arabia and other regional brutes.

In 2017, then Energy Minister of Israel, Yuval Steinitz had publicly announced that the Saudi and zionist regimes had been cooperating for some time.

In 2011, the German news magazine Der Spiegel wrote that Germany sold tanks to the Saudis once Israel lifted its objection to the deal.

Today the push for public normalization between Riyadh and Tel Aviv has more to do with the US and the Axis of Resistance, than with Saudi Arabia or Israel.

The zionists’ genocidal attack on Gaza and the valiant resistance put up by Islamic fighters have all but wiped out any prospects of the Arab street ever accepting Israel.

From Washington’s imperialist paradigm where it has operated within the framework of might-makes right, this on its own is not a problem.

The problem lies in the fact that the wider region now sees Islamic Iran and its allies as the region’s socio-political compass when it comes to the question of Palestine.

This fact has been implicitly accepted by even the proponents of the US-centric global order.

This creates a huge credibility problem for the US because the masses in the region now have an alternative to turn to.

Again, this fact is acknowledged even outside the Islamic movement’s intellectual circles.

Türkiye has also been forced to take tangible steps against Israel.

The American political elite understand that the region is now in the process of developing a credible alternative to the US-imposed order.

As Saudi-US relations have deteriorated significantly over the past few years, Washington wants to make sure that Riyadh does not drift too far from the established master-slave arrangement.

By pushing the Saudi regime to publicly normalize its cooperation with apartheid Israel as the genocide in Palestine continues, the US aims to tie the Saudi regime to its apron-strings beyond the point of no return.

Americans want to be certain that at no point in the future can the Saudis establish crucial cooperation arrangement with the Axis of Resistance.

By publicly humiliating the Saudis and strong arming them into recognizing Israel, the US wants to create an unbridgeable gap between the Saudi regime and the Axis of Resistance.

Geopolitically, this is a flawed strategy.

One of the established characteristics of the multipolar global order is strategic flexibility.

Many developments highlight the reality of multipolarity, among them the establishment of a Chinese military base in Djibouti.

Beijing has also facilitated the restoration of state-to-state relations between Riyadh and Tehran.

The geopolitical factor is important but it is not the main reason why normalization between Israel and the Saudi regime is not as strategic as the media makes it appear.

Saudi type regimes installed and maintained in power by the US have no popular backing.

Sooner or later, what many experts call the Arab Spring 2.0 will erupt that will flip the regional set-up even more than the events of October 7 did.

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